‘Divergent’

As many of you know, I attended the premiere of ‘Divergent’ in Tempe, Arizona yesterday.

As of right now, I cannot upload a full review of the film. I will wait to do so after the film officially releases in theaters!

I will say the following. I know that most people are giving the film rave reviews, 2 thumbs up, five stars & all that jazz. I re-read the book the night prior to the premiere to refresh myself on the story.

The film was good, but I was not amazed. There are changes to the film from the book that I was disappointed to see. For a film with a run time of 143 minutes, I definitely thought they could have done more with it.

‘Divergent’ was a good movie, but it definitely could have been better.

(I know I will probably get backlash for this, but I want to be honest about my opinion on the film.)

Be sure to return to my blog as of March 21st for the official review of the film.

My vlog review will go up shortly there after at The Nerd Element’s Youtube page.

‘Divergent’ Promotional Tour

As I’m sure most Divergent fans know by now, some of the cast is going on a tour this week bringing advanced screenings to select cities. Each stop will have two cast members appearing.

The tour stops in Phoenix on Wednesday & brings Miles Teller, who plays Peter, & Jai Courtney, who plays Eric!

I was lucky enough to get passes for the screening! Granted, they’re still first come first serve tickets, but still exciting!

If all works out, I will be at the screening Wednesday night & officially get to meet Miles & Jai!

They will also be giving out Divergent promotional items!

Hopefully I’ll be able to come back with a great vlog & article for all of you!

Stay tuned for updates as the week progresses!

First Official Quote of Four from ‘Allegiant’

We have the first official quote from Allegiant written by Veronica Roth! It was released today via Buzzfeed!

Is it just me or is this just beautiful??! I am so excited that the first quote released from Four is something so wonderful.

I read this and proceeded to act like this:

Then when I’m reminded that I have just over a month until the release of the book:

Then I remembered that I have The Transfer: A Divergent Story to briefly tide me over and I was:

Previously released was a quote from Tris:

Veronica Roth on Four, Tris and Allegiant!

Veronica Roth answered questions for USA Today about Divergent, Four, Tris and Allegiant

1. How did the idea for the Divergent trilogy come together, and now that you’ve finished, how has it evolved?

Originally it came from this concept in psychology called exposure therapy where people with phobias are repeatedly exposed to their fears until their brain reconditions it. That’s the little nugget, and it took on a life of its own. As Tris grows up and her world gets bigger, I’m doing the same thing at the same time. When this began, I’d just graduated college and my world just kept getting bigger.

2. What are fans are dying to see in the final book?

So far, Tris and Four’s relationship has been somewhat chaste and I think everyone is rooting for things to get a little more physically intimate, let’s just put it that way. In Allegiant, the relationship definitely develops, but I won’t spoil more.

3. You went to Northwestern and live in Chicago now. Why did you use your city as a dystopian setting?

There’s something really fun about it because it’s so clean compared to other cities. Imagining it all destroyed and wrecked was really interesting — not that I want to see it destroyed and wrecked! It also just kind of appeared out of nowhere. When I wrote the first draft of Divergent, there were just a lot of trains and this marsh and I just realized that it’s already in Chicago. My favorite buildings, Sears (Willis)Tower and the Merchandise Mart, are both in the books. So are the Ferris wheel and the Bean.

4. Did you envision certain characters in the starring roles for the movie adaptation?

I don’t really have a clear image of my characters as I’m writing — it’s kind of like I’m squinting at it from a distance. They’re just blurry people who do things. But when Shailene (Woodley) and Theo (James) were cast and I saw their screen test together, it was absolutely perfect.

5. What writers have inspired you?

I had this stretch of childhood where I read a ton of children’s fiction, then I grew up and read it all over again. I’m a big fan of Lois Lowry, of The Giver, and Madeleine L’Engle, of A Wrinkle in Time. But my dad also instilled in me a science fiction streak. I read Dune by Frank Herbert when I was far too young to understand it.

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